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    Factor the following: (x^2/3-c^2/3)/x-c

    I know it can be written as (x-c)(......)/(x-c)

    I just dont know what (.....) is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigb View Post
    Factor the following: (x^2/3-c^2/3)/x-c

    I know it can be written as (x-c)(......)/(x-c)

    I just dont know what (.....) is.
    Is this what you have written?

    \frac{x^{\frac{2}{3}}-c^{\frac{2}{3}}}{x-c}

    Or is it:

    \frac{\frac{x^2}{3}-\frac{c^2}{3}}{x-c}
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    Quote Originally Posted by masters View Post
    Is this what you have written?

    \frac{x^{\frac{2}{3}}-c^{\frac{2}{3}}}{x-c}

    Or is it:

    \frac{\frac{x^2}{3}-\frac{c^2}{3}}{x-c}
    the first way
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigb View Post
    the first way
    \frac{x^{\frac{2}{3}}-c^{\frac{2}{3}}}{x-c}

    \frac{(x^{\frac{1}{3}}-c^{\frac{1}{3}})(x^{\frac{1}{3}}+c^{\frac{1}{3}})}  {x-c}
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